Get on your feet and ‘Take A Seat’ – Lowell Sun Online
May 6, 2017 - accent chair
If pattern and giving behind to a village are your passions, afterwards a International Furnishings and Design Association is a place to demonstrate your artistic passion.
This week noted a fifth annual International Take A Seat event. An eventuality that raises free dollars by a behest routine of singly designed chairs.
Participating in a eventuality gave me a eventuality to emanate a one-of-a-kind upcycled chair and, during a same time, select one of 4 comparison free organizations that will advantage from behest dollars of a singular chairs. Twenty-three New England designers of all mediums participated in a estimable event. The New England section of IFDA hold a entrance eventuality during a Mitchell Gold Bob Williams Boston salon on Tuesday evening.
For me, a routine of anticipating a fun and singular fabric began with streamer to Duralee Fabric’s salon in Boston. Participants are speedy to source materials from attention vendors for use in conceptualizing their chair. Once we found my fabric — a Highland Court detailed, hand-embroidered and hand-printed vicious with linen calm called Gwen in colorway Flamingo — we was desirous to find a ideal chair to upcycle.
The hunt began and finished with a outing to my internal Goodwill Industries store in Portsmouth, N.H. Finding a chair was easy — it was staring me in a face on entering a store. A found gem, a flat-back side chair, creatively custom-made for Ashley Furniture in a cherry wood, was discovered and on a approach to being upcycled into a fun, illusory and organic square of furniture.
This side dining chair with wood-detailed behind and upholstered chair was ideal for my chair design.
Now that a chair was found, we approached a Boston salon Farrow Ball sourcing dual paint colors that would be used in a chair transformation. Inspired by a salmon-pink and purple colors distinguished in a Gwen flamingo fabric, we comparison paint colors 222 Brinjal and 64 Red Earth.
Naming my chair was now easy and desirous by a imitation on a fabric.
Dubbed “Blooming Lotus,” a chair was given new life with a hopes of anticipating a new home with probable uses as a table chair or accent chair in a bedroom, vital room or hallway.
Not usually was a opening accepting and press celebration for these chair entries a successful event, though a upcycled and newly combined chairs are now on to roving exhibits. The subsequent stop is Roomscapes in Rockland on Tuesday, as good as a final celebration on Wednesday, Jun 1, during a Royale in Boston. The black-tie eventuality is where a chairs will be auctioned off, with behest dollars going to a chair designer’s selected charity.
The Take A Seat roving vaunt is open to a public. To find out some-more on IFDA New England’s Take A Seat event, or to attend any of a roving exhibits and gala, revisit www.takeaseat.ifdane.com.